InterChange Uganda Celebrates International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

The Interchange peace team (under 14) posing for a photo with their coach before the match started

The Interchange peace team (under 14) posing for a photo with their coach before the match started

Submitted by Issa Kirarira, Chairman, InterChange Uganda

6 April 2014 – This year we celebrate the first-ever International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.

We at the United Nations know that sport is a universal language, uniting groups and nations across divides.

Sport empowers youth, promotes good health and deepens UN values such as equality, mutual respect and fair play.

Sport helps us in spreading messages of peace, driving social change and meeting the Millennium Development Goals.

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The under 14 years facing each other in the field.

This International Day will highlight the potential of sport to advance human rights, eliminate barriers and promote global solidarity.

To reach our goals, we need all players on the field: governments, international organizations, the sport sector, civil society, and many others.

I urge all global citizens to join this growing movement and become part of our team to harness the power of sport to build a better world for all.

Please also access a writeup about Lutengo Soccer Day, written by Ikibesi Omoding

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